Date/Time Event
Thursday, 18th January
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Countering Extremism in British Schools, with John Holmwood

john-holmwoodCommunity cohesion, Prevent, Trojan Horses? Teachers, governors and parents have had to develop a new vocabulary to deal with alleged plots to Islamicise schools and pupils. John Holmwood, Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham, will discuss this “counter-extremism agenda” with particular reference to the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair, which led to the vilification of a previously highly-successful school.

Tickets: £3 on the night, including refreshments.
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Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Tuesday, 20th February
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Flâneuse - the wandering woman, with Lauren Elkin
FlaneuseIf the word flâneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia – then what exactly is a flâneuse?
Lauren Elkin defines her as ‘a determined resourceful woman keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city, and the liberating possibilities of a good walk’. Part cultural meander, part memoir, Flâneuse traces the relationship between the city and creativity through a journey that begins in New York and moves to Paris, via Venice, Tokyo and London, exploring the paths taken by the flâneuses who have lived and walked in those cities.

From nineteenth-century novelist George Sand to artist Sophie Calle, from war correspondent Martha Gellhorn to film-maker Agnes Varda, Lauren considers what is at stake when a certain kind of light-footed woman encounters the city and changes her life, one step at a time.

Tickets: £3.00, including refreshments

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Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham